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Jamestown Correctional Center inmates find creative way to give gifts of comfort

The inmates are crocheting hats, blankets and even hacky sacks.

  JAMESTOWN, N.D.- Inmates at James River Correctional Center are taking the time to help those in need. It all started with an unusual request made by an inmate more than a decade ago. “One resident asking me for some yarn,” says Chaplain Mark Hanes from the James River Correctional Center. The inmate was looking for a way to pass…

Community rallies for Jamestown man in the ICU with coronavirus

The pastor of the family's church decided to create the fundraiser to help with medical expenses and other bills.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – A GoFundMe is started for a Jamestown man who is in intensive care for COVID-19. Philip Cherney tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of November. Within a week, it got so severe they had to airlift him from Jamestown to a hospital in Fargo and put him on a ventilator where he’s been since. Cherney’s…

Jamestown approves mask mandate

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – The City of Jamestown has approved a coronavirus mask mandate. Face coverings will be required in all indoor and outdoor environments where people are exposed to non-household members and when social distancing isn’t possible. Some exceptions include those with medical conditions or disability, young children, and those eating or drinking. Council member Dave Schloegel said he was in…

Diocese of Fargo announces the death of Monsignor Jeffrey Wald from COVID 19 complications

FARGO, ND — The Diocese of Fargo announced Monsignor Jeffrey Wald has passed away due to COVID 19 complications. The 56 year old was Pastor of St. James Basilica in Jamestown, St. Mathias Church in Windsor and St. Margaret Mary Church in Buchanan. Monsignor Wald passed away Tuesday, October 27th in a Jamestown hospital due to COVID 19 complications. Monsignor…

Jamestown’s Ford Three-peats As State Champ

Meghan Ford of Jamestown High won her third consecutive individual state cross country title

JAMESTOWN, ND – The year was 2015 and Jamestown 7th grader Meghan Ford was part of the ice skating team. Her brother ran on the cross country team and she was convinced to the do the same. Fast forward to yesterday, she ran her way to some history. Ford won the North Dakota Class A. girls cross country individual state…

Arrest made in early September Jamestown stabbing

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Jamestown Police have made an arrest in a stabbing that took place September 2nd. 41-year-old Randy Houle has been arrested on aggravated assault and other charges. Officials say the 63-year-old man who was stabbed suffered serious injuries and remains in a Fargo hospital. Police say tips from the public helped identify Houle. They have not said what…

Two Arrests in Jamestown After Gunshots Reported

Officers responded to the 1200 block of 8th Avenue Southeast after 10 p.m. Wednesday

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — A couple arguing in Jamestown is arrested after gunshots are heard. Police say they responded to the 1200 block of 8th Avenue Southeast after 10 o’clock Wednesday night. Someone called police saying they heard a woman screaming and threatening a man in the alley followed by three gunshots Thirty-three-year-old Jeromy Mark, who is staying in Jamestown, was…

Sculptor Of Jamestown’s Biggest Tourist Attraction Dies At 91

The sculpture was given the nickname "Dakota Thunder" in 2010

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — The man who brought us the World’s Largest Buffalo in Jamestown has died. Elmer Petersen was 91. The La Crosse, Wisconsin man sculpted the 26-foot tall buffalo in 1959. It has become a significant tourist draw for Jamestown and can be seen while driving along I-94. The sculpture was given the nickname “Dakota Thunder” in 2010. Petersen…

Mass COVID-19 Testing Event in Jamestown

The event was held at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Another mass testing event for COVID-19 in Jamestown. It was held at the Stutsman County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. The goal is to test 600 people. The last outdoor drive-up event was held June 18th. Anyone could be tested but they were giving priority to those in close contact with positive cases. Those with positive…